Trump just set a new low in job approval. Here's why.

Sunday, 05 November 2017, 09:58:57 PM. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll had President Donald Trump's approval rating at its nadir.
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's job approval rating has dipped to a record-low 38 percent, according to a new poll. Almost six in 10 Americans, 58 percent, disapproved of his performance in office in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Sunday. Trump's previous low was 39 percent in May. His current approval ratings are the lowest recorded in the NBC/Journal poll for the fall of a president's first year in office. George W. Bush was 88 percent, Barack Obama at 51 percent and Bill Clinton at 47 percent. Is Trump one of the worst presidents? "This is his worst showing of his young presidency so far," Democratic pollster Fred Yang, whose firm helped conduct the survey, told NBC News. Here are five reasons why: 1. His efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act were a disaster. Trump embraced congressional Republican efforts that would leave as many as 32 million Americans without coverage. Then when the GOP failed to muster enough support, Trump acted on his own to end "cost-sharing reduction" payments to insurance companies to cover deductibles and co-payments for low-income policyholders. New Jersey's largest insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, blamed Trump's policies in large part for its average 24 percent rate hike. Americans disapproved of Trump's handling of health care, 57 percent to 24 percent.  2. He mishandled the NFL protests. Trump sparked a controversy when he called on National Football League owners to fire players who kneeled during the...Read more
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